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Above is a poster for the dystopian adventure movie After Armageddon which I recently finished filming.

Logline: Two men, who are polar opposites, must come to terms with being the last two humans on Earth in a post-Apocalyptic world.

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The film was directed by my long-time collaborator and buddy Stanley Joseph (pictured directing me in a rock-climbing scene ABOVE) and my lead co-star was one of Australia’s great actors Berynn Schwerdt of Wyrmwood fame (pictured BELOW).

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Stanley Joseph’s production company (World Pictures Australia) produced the film which we shot in rural NSW, Australia.

My good friend and versatile actor Gil Ben-Moshe (pictured BELOW far left) also features in the main cast.

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After Armageddon is now in post-production and being edited. It will be released in cinemas later this year.

To create an intense realism, we shot the movie in a spontaneous fashion and about 90% of the dialogue was completely ad-libbed. This free-flow acting approach was partially inspired by Marlon Brando’s groundbreaking improvisational performances of the 1970s including The Godfather, The Last Tango in Paris and Apocalypse Now.

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Stanley Joseph’s style of directing is also very improvisational and he came up with quite a few additional scenes/sequences on set which were not in the original screenplay. Stanley designed the shoot to be an extremely creative storytelling/acting experience – the only problem was this unique style stretched our cinematographer to the absolute limit (see below!)

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Noel Evans (pictured BELOW on the left) was our cinematographer and did an amazing job under pressure. In fact, Noel was probably under the most pressure of any of us and I am in awe of just how hard cinematographers work.

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Here is some random behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot:

Here is the film’s IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4423700/

For all sales/distribution enquiries please contact World Pictures Australia: http://www.wpafilms.com/wpafilms/

Meanwhile, watch this space for the trailer for After Armageddon…

Thanks to everyone for your support!

James Morcan

Twitter: @MorcanJames

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After Armageddon credits:

Director: Stanley Joseph

Main cast: Berynn Schwerdt, James Morcan, Gil Ben-Moshe, Rachel Stanley

Producer: Stanley Joseph

Writers: James Morcan, Stanley Joseph, Berynn Schwerdt

Cinematographer: Noel Evans

Other Cast: Udonnis StVictor, Bob Sutor, Naomi Bertolotti, Rita Taouk, Farid Taouk, Virginia Bertolotti, Victoria Khoury, Cindy LaTrobe

1st AD: Dwuan LaTrobe

Sound Recordist: Vitaly Zolotarev

First Assistant Camera: Matthew McCracken

Production Manager: Gil Ben-Moshe

Composer: Stanley Joseph

Aboriginal Cultural Advisor: Bob Sutor

Catering: Cindy LaTrobe

Art Director: Dwuan LaTrobe

Runtime: 80 Minutes

Production company: World Pictures Australia

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Our multicultural romantic comedy My Cornerstone is in cinemas now and currently screening Australia-wide.

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Screening locations include Morley (Perth) WA, Marion (Adelaide) SA, Garden City (Brisbane) QLD, Sunshine (Melbourne) VIC, Southland (Melbourne) VIC, Liverpool (Sydney) NSW and Burwood (Sydney) NSW.

Here is our new 30 second trailer which is currently screening on TV:

Here are some comments from a few of our key cast members:

Zenia Starr

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“Working on ‘My Cornerstone’ was a truly unique experience for me as an actress; for the first time I had the opportunity to act in a film with both of parents and so our ‘on set family’ truly was family!
The production team, cast and crew collectively put in many long and hard hours of work to get this film shot in record timing. Contrary to our on-screen interactions for the most part of the film, many lovely friendships were made and belly-laughing memories created. I hope that the message of this film will resonate well with those who watch it.”
Romin Khan
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“If the words love, faith and hope resonate with you then ‘My Cornerstone’ is a film not be missed.
I have experienced a lot of love working on set with  ‘My Cornerstone’ team and we all had hopes regarding the faith of this movie to make it to the big screen and our dreams have come true indeed.
So please do come by and join us at the nearest event cinemas near you to celebrate this amazing journey of love, faith and hope called My Cornerstone.”
Gil Ben-Moshe
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“I am a cast member of ‘My Cornerstone’ along with my identical twin brother Oren. Apart from being a cast member I also wore several hats within the crew department. I was the first assistant director as well as the production manager. Working on My Cornerstone was a great experience, as I got to work along some of the most incredible cast and crew I’ve ever worked with. I thank producer/director Stanley Joseph for the wonderful opportunity.”
Aishveryaa Nidhi
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“It was a pleasure to play the part of Heather Pinto in  ‘My Cornerstone’. Film was so well cast that on-screen family actually became a family after the shoot. Whole cast and crew were very professional. Everybody has worked long hours to finish not one but two films in record days, which is a big achievement. Stanley has worked very hard to produce and release the film. Hats off to him!”

And lastly, myself (James Morcan)

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“Filming this ambitious international story was a mammoth undertaking and only achievable due to our highly efficient crew who pulled off untold miracles. Personally speaking, being an actor and screenwriter on the film was a tough dual assignment given the tight deadlines and the improvisational nature of the shoot. But fortunately with Stanley’s constant guidance and a very supportive cast and crew, I managed to deliver what was required.”
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Thank you so much for all your support.

See you at the movies!

James Morcan

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Director: Stanley Joseph

Writers: James Morcan (screenplay), Stanley Joseph (story)

Actors: Zenia Starr, Romin Khan, James Morcan, Santosh Verma

Cinematographer: Kent Marcus

Editor: Roy Sherfan

Producer: Stanley Joseph

Executive Producer: Akhil Chaukra

Production Company: World Pictures Australia http://www.wpafilms.com/

Distributor: Reel to Deal Pictures

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IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527256/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyCornerstoneFilm

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cALHYe5iNxY